African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 1082

Full Length Research Paper

Increasing soil condensation capacity for agricultural purposes

Arvandi Samane
  • Arvandi Samane
  • Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute (AREEO), Tehran, Iran.
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Sharifi Forood
  • Sharifi Forood
  • Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute (AREEO), Tehran, Iran.
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  •  Received: 24 January 2021
  •  Accepted: 29 April 2021
  •  Published: 30 November 2022

Abstract

The issue of water scarcity in many parts of the world, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, is a major dilemma. The amount of moisture for plants is not comparable to rain, but in arid areas, it is a huge contribution to plant water supply. In this research, the effect of using Peltier to improve soil condensation by performing several tests was studied in order to investigate the possibility of increasing soil capacity and reducing surface evaporation. Due to the Peltier cooling effect, with copper, iron and aluminium plates, results were evaluated in normal water, saline water and soil texture. The results showed that by using the copper plates in Peltier module, temperature dropped and it was 10% more than iron and aluminium one. It showed that there were significant differences in the results.

 

Key words: Aluminium, cold objects, copper, iron, moisture, refrigerants.